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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Marketing and Distribution Strategy

This is essentially like asking "How do I write a screenplay?" -- there's no one way to market or distribute your film, and such a broad question really isn't going to help you.

That said, I'd...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-16-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: What Makes For A Good Plot Twist?

Just listened to this on Sunday when it aired. Fascinating piece, as always, from Shankar. Even if you're not writing a whodunit or a mystery/Shyamalan-type script, the parts where they go into...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: What's the scene like now?

Curious about this too, lately. I looked up Scott Myers' spec sale analysis for 2018 the other day, and was alarmed at how depressed the market seems to be from just 6 or 7 years ago. I remember...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-05-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,395
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Crowdfunding 2016 - still only for celebrities or normal people?

Some interesting statistics and analysis from Stephen Follows here (https://stephenfollows.com/film-crowdfunding-kickstarter-statistics/).

And some great insight here...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Slug lines

Slugs don't need to be formal as long as they are, as Jeff said, clear and consistent.

[MC] hurries back to the playground, picks [character B] up off the ground. She brushes the dirt off...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Double identity

A note from the writer to the reader can come across as distracting and amateur. If you properly show the reader that Amy is now trapped in Mark's body, the note would be redundant anyway.

My...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Saving Cats?

That's more or less how the book's content came about as well.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-22-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Saving Cats?

I think there are a number of versions of this, some of them repeated just as often as the cat trope. One of the more common ones is the hero taking the time to bury the dead (usually despite a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-20-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Giving Up a Writing Credit

Wait, this prodco has or does not have an option on the script?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-08-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,168
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: How do you stay motivated for generals?

College football might not be the NFL, and maybe you're not getting paid and you're not getting picked (yet), but remind yourself that you're not playing with the guys from church anymore. The fact...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

But I'm the one who's condescending. :rolleyes:

Maybe your 13 year old knows there's no point in arguing with you?
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-25-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

Bro. I jumped in on page 7... :rolleyes:
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-24-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

Because there's no topic here. The last 7 pages have been an argument over a miscommunication. The only possible topic to debate is whether women face a negative bias in this industry, and every...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-24-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

I don't think I actually know what this means, but it made me laugh. :bounce:
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

Thanks, figment. Ironically, I don't think anyone in this topic is sexist, or has argued in favor of sexist positions. I actually like everyone in this thread.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

Oh ffs, come off it already. Telling someone they're sexist because they disagree with you is the neopolitical equivalent of Godwin's law. Bye.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

But this is the internet. How many times have people come into film review threads, discussions of female screenwriters, etc. and made statements exactly like that here? We had trolls ranting about...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-23-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

I recently had an issue with a coworker when she started a sentence with "I'm not a racist or anything, but..." and I stopped her and said "If you're starting your sentence with that, you're probably...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

Female screenwriters are more attractive than males. This may indicate a bias.

All it would have taken were a few extra sentences (maybe even just one) to make it clear that the bias was against...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-22-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

I think if you're a woman, everything you do is far more highly scrutinized than if you're a man. The evidence is all around, the most notable recent entry being when a female author penned an...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-22-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

There's no new angle from which I can read Geoff's original comment and not, based solely on that comment and not on his subsequent attempts to explain it, come to the conclusion that his original...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,174
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Diablo Cody article

I'm a bit confused at how this thread turned out, but not altogether surprised. The first page is a pretty simple discussion: "Does having a strong and press-worthy persona like Diablo Cody or Max...
Forum: Films 08-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,934
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Straight Outta Compton

I'm a white guy, and I saw it a mostly-white hick town. Out of about 30-40 people in the audience, I only saw two people who were black. I'd never personally heard more than a line or two of an NWA...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,051
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: IRS Takes 55%?

http://johnaugust.com/2008/money-101-for-screenwriters
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By Eric Boellner
Re: Option Payment Delayed?

This is all "future tense" info I'm looking for, but yes I'll definitely have a (hopefully good!) entertainment lawyer before I'd sign away anything. Thanks for the answer!
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